At Central Florida Eye Specialists, one of the conditions we see and treat most often is cataracts. Our highly-trained and skilled surgeons are some of the most experienced in the field, and that’s why more and more patients trust their cataract treatment to us. We’re proud that hundreds of patients every year trust us to find solutions to their cataract problems and we are one of the few practices chosen as a center of excellence where other physicians visit to learn the most modern cataract surgery techniques.
A cataract is a common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s lens, and affects millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. While more common in older people, it can also be present at birth or caused by medications, disease, trauma, or radiation.
Accurate, Modern, Convenient
While many eye care practices only offer traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Barber and Dr. Sluch offer laser-assisted cataract surgery. When combined with cutting edge technology before and during surgery, this state-of-the-art treatment dramatically improves accuracy, promotes faster healing, minimizes eye drops after surgery and is 100%, pain-free. Our goal is to maximize your vision to its fullest potential in the most accurate, modern and convenient way possible.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest, and most commonly performed surgical procedures. It’s also one of the most successful. In the vast majority of cases, patients do well and achieve excellent vision. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens in your eye. This lens functions to focus light. When this lens becomes cloudy, it causes many symptoms such as blurred vision, glare, the need for increased lighting to read, and starbursting when driving at night. Fortunately, cataracts can be quickly, safely and permanently removed with cataract surgery.
However, all cataract surgery and all cataract surgeons are not the same. At Central Florida Eye Specialists, Drs. Barber and Sluch invest in the latest cutting edge technology. We were the first to bring Lensx laser cataract surgery to our area. Laser cataract surgery offers improved safety, and increased precision compared to manual surgery. Laser cataract surgery is able to reduce astigmatism, and is a Customized Bladeless procedure. We also use the digital marking system to improve our patient’s post operative outcomes. Dr. Barber mentors and teaches surgeons how to use the Lensx laser and verion digital marking system.
The care of my elderly parents has been wonderful – special care taken with them and their disabilities and my care has been tops. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We also use Dropless cataract surgery, where medications are placed in the eye at the time of surgery to reduce or eliminate post operative eye drops, thus saving our patients time, money and inconvenience.
Drs. Barber and Sluch spend ample time with each patient to ensure the right technology is used for the right patient. There are many options in cataract surgery and it takes time getting to know each patient’s lifestyle and goals before making these decisions. We avoid the assembly line mentality of practice and pride ourselves in giving each patient the individual attention they need.
Watch the videos below to learn more about cataract surgery.
“Cataracts” by Dr. Barber